Warcraft: The Beginning Review
Warcraft: The Beginning
10 June 2016
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
..and suits of armour were built for the orcs despite the orcs being played by actors via motion capture. This was mainly for photographic references and so that they could use them as props on the set.
(Horde and Alliance)
Duncan Jones said that the original script was very one sided in terms of the two factions (Horde and Alliance). after signing on to direct, he made major edits to the story, as well as the script, so both factions could tell their side of the story.
The source for the movie adaptation is being taken from the books “Rise of the Horde”, which tells how the Orcish Horde was formed; as well as “The Last Guardian”, which shows the human side and reaction to Orcish invasion.
Duncan Jones said that the Warcraft universe is very “High Fantasy” or in other words very eccentric and planned to make it feel more grounded in reality though at the same time keep the look and feel of the games in the film.
A live action concept trailer..
for the film was shown at comic-con a few years ago showing a knight begin a fight with an Orc. It was revealed hours later that the film had not even started pre production.
Weapons from the film
At the 2014 Comic-Con, Legendary had brought some weapons from the film to show off as well as a teaser. Fans of the series instantly recognised one of the weapons on display that is commonly known as the Doomhammer (one of the most iconic weapons in the game).
Yellow Glow Effect
When Khadgar does his final push to defeat corrupted Medivh, he gains a similar yellow glow effect, like in the game, World of Warcraft, when players gain new levels.
When Medivh is completing the summoning of the portal, he is seen to have metamorphosed into a demon form. The demon is from the essence of Sargeras, a titan that was responsible for the creation of the Burning Legion. The Fel magic that Gul’dan possess comes from the Burning Legion as well.
Very first Warcraft game
Warcraft is said to be an adaptation of the very first Warcraft game and the story follows the first war between the orcs and humans (though other races are rumoured to appear e.g dwarfs)
Character of Thrall
Draka and Durotan had said more than once that their baby comes from an unbroken line of chieftains. It corresponds to the character of Thrall in the Warcraft series. In the series, he came to reign as chieftain for some time.